Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
**Fill a disposable turkey roasting pan with fresh-popped hot air popcorn. Add a handful or two of peanuts if desired**
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 cup butter
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
Cook first five ingredients to hard ball stage (260 degrees). Stir constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda. Pour over popcorn. Mix well. (There were two of us with large spoons working hard to make sure all the popcorn was covered) Bake for one hour at 200 degrees...make sure you mix the popcorn every 15 minutes while baking. Pour out on wax paper. Break popcorn apart and let cool. Store in air tight container.
Eat and Enjoy!!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
My kids are silly!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
So, hubby and I were sitting on the sofa a little while ago, getting ready to put the kids to bed. Little Miss was playing on the computer and bubby was finishing up his bath. Out of the corner of my eye I see this little creature run past me and around the piano. Believe it or not, it wasn't the gerbils (still waiting to find out if we're going to have babies soon) but the guinea pig. Slick then darted behind the sofa and ran behind the Christmas Tree (which of course, is in the corner and hard to get behind) where he immediately dropped little guinea pig turds. Finally, we chased him down the hall and into bubby's bedroom where we eventually got him back into his cage. Why did I think that these little creatures were a good idea?? Remind me!!
Last week I went over to my aunt's house and we made peanut butter fudge and homemade caramel popcorn. TO DIE FOR!! I got some really cute little containers from dollar general (for $2) and filled them up with popcorn. With baggies full of fudge and little porcelain snowmen in tow we delivered teacher's presents already! Bubby's teacher is having a baby in nine days and I didn't want to not get it to her and have to eat her gift. I plan on posting the recipe next week for that popcorn and believe me, you'll want to try it!!
I work the next two days...have a glorious end of the week!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
QVC had some skinny jeans on the other evening and again...I'm thinking "I need skinny jeans...they'll make me look skinny". Of course, I don't really think that is what skinny jeans are for. My little sis, who is almost 18, asked for skinny jeans and flats for Christmas. I used to wear skinny jeans and flats back in high school!! It's crazy how all the styles come full circle. Do you think we'll be tight rolling our pants soon and ratting our bangs while spraying Aqua net? I've learned that I'll never say "never" because I've had to eat my words before.
While I had the flu and was vegetating in front of the TV, I came across Montel Williams and he was doing a show (infomercial) about his new Healthmaster, a food emulsifier. This time I actually broke down and purchased it. The first evening we made fruit smoothies with two oranges, 2 whole apples (seeds and all), a banana, and frozen strawberries. My kids loved it! The next morning I made them an apple and banana smoothie with spinach and they drank that as well. Think of all the fiber they're getting--It might just be worth it! Looking forward to pineapple sorbet!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I work again tomorrow and I sit and look at the house. The bathrooms need cleaned. The kitchen needs cleaned. My bedroom is a wreck. And I want to climb in bed and ignore it all.
My mother-in-law always says "This too shall pass," and it will. My crabbiness will get better, the house will finally get cleaned, and life in general won't look so bleak. I know that I have so much to be thankful for, especially as we enter this Chritmas season, and I need to focus on that which is positive. It's supposed to be 55 degrees and sunny today...I should probably go out and get some Vitamin D therapy.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
...while Bubby never asks for it but will say "Mom, look at me..."
I interpret that as "Mom, take a picture even though I'd never ask..."
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Trying hard to "bloom" but it's hard when it's gray, rainy, and 30 degrees. How am I going to get through this winter? Here's where I pause and realize that it's still fall...more than 4 weeks away from actual winter. Here's where I also see that it's 79 degrees in that awful place we left last year. Here's where I question my sanity for leaving. Here's where I need to LET IT GO!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Add 1 cup sugar and 2/3 cup pumpkin
Mix in 3/4 cup flour
1 T baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
Mix ingredients together then spread in cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Spread tea towel out and sprinkle with powdered sugar, then roll cake in tea towel. Chill.
1 cup powdered sugar
3 oz cream cheese
4 T butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Unroll cake and spread filling. Reroll and chill. You can sprinkle more powdered sugar over top when serving if desired. Enjoy!
Monday, November 16, 2009
(info copied from Amazon)
Maxus Dragonoid is a combination of 7 Bakugan (1 Bakugan and 6 Bakugan Trap) that unite to form the ultimate monster
- The 6 Bakugan Trap that make up Maxus Dragonoid are unique to the Maxus Dragonoid monster and cannot be found in any other Bakugan products
- Comes with Grakas Hound, Dark Hound, Grafias, Brachium, Spitarm, SpyderFencer & Neo Dragonoid
- All the Bakugan that compose Maxus Dragonoid can also be used individually in the game
- 1 Bakugan and 7 Bakugan Traps unite into ONE.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona . She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership:
There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would feel so horribly disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut-job am I? Well, these briefly are the views and issues for which I seek representation:
If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming."
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I consider myself a fairly intelligent person, most of the time. This little piece right here connects to his cage and came with some litter because supposedly gerbils/hamsters/other small critters can be pottie trained to only go in there! Can you read gullible on my forehead from where you're sitting?? It actually came with a little yellow shovel to scoop the poo as well. Can you believe I seriously fell for it? Duh!
I've found out what it REALLY is. It's an escape pod. It's where he goes to get out of his cage. There's nothing worse then sitting here at my computer, happily typing away, and see this little white, furry critter scurry under my chair. We've found him everytime so far, but I always have this fear he's going to get into the vents or something. I think my mother planted that in my mind when I was a child and my hamster kept getting out of it's cage.
So here's my question?? How do you persuade the child to get rid of it??
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Bubby will not be going to school tomorrow--poor little guy is coughing so bad he gags, though fever is gone. Little Miss WILL be back in school (thank goodness). Unfortunately, I started coughing last night before bed and I woke up this morning with the aches and yup...my fever is 101 (update: make that 102). So, I guess it's my turn.
I carved this one...honestly, I was kinda impressed with myself! By the way, those little carving kits are pretty cool!
Daddy also participated...
Little Miss enjoyed doing hers and wanted to "count the seeds". Yeah, that didn't happen!
Thank goodness that they're old enough to do this part now!!
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Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Little Miss hasn't been herself spunky little self the last few days. She's been crying at the drop of a hat, seems so sleepy and has had a cough. I kept her home from school today (much to her dismay) and she told me all day she felt fine. As a matter of fact, she cried for two hours this morning when she woke up and realized bubby was at school while she'd been left behind. Of course, I told her that it was evident to me that she indeed did need to be home if she was going to cry like that. This evening I used my beloved and accurate glass thermometer and she had a fever of 100.0--will keep a close eye on it tonight. Amazingly she took the news that she would not being to school again okay. Bubby pipes in, "Am I going to school tomorrow?". As if....
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I know he's growing up because he actually reads the cards...
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Chicken & Rice
1 can cream of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of celery
1 pkg. onion soup mix
1 cup water
3 cups rice (yes, I use Minute Rice)
4 chicken breasts
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
For those of you that don't remember...this is the sun...and I have really, really good news!
It's still out there. I know this to be true because it peeked it's little head out to shine through my patient's windows today. So, for those that are tired of the unusually cool temps and grey skies, be encouraged. Beneath those clouds, the sun is still there!!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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